The Coalition for Neighborhood Schools will host a forum for Santa Barbara Board of Education candidates, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept.17, via Zoom. All candidates have been invited to participate. The forum will be moderated by former School Board Member Lanny Ebenstein.

The Coalition for Neighborhood Schools has been active for 20 years and focuses on creating broad-based support for neighborhood school improvement.

Questions that will be posed to candidates include:

» Do they believe every elementary student should be able to walk to school?

» Would they support consideration of moving the Santa Barbara Unified School District’s administrative offices and maintenance facility from their current location to allow another downtown elementary school?

» What models of language instruction do the candidates favor?

» How can art and music instruction be expanded for all students?

Questions also will be taken from the floor.

All community members, parents and teachers are invited to attend and participate. To receive a Zoom link, email; put RSVP to Candidates’ Forum in the subject line.